Interest in equestrian sports is on the rise on the island, Dressage Chair of the Barbados Equestrian Association (BEA) Roberta Foster said Saturday during the Caribbean Equestrian Association Dressage Challenge 2022.
Saturday’s initial regular trials for the challenge will set up the final round of freestyle testing on Sunday.
“This is our fourth and our only international competition this year, but we had three warm up shows leading into this one,” Foster said.
Foster added that 35 riders have entered the competition this year, ranging from ages seven to senior competitors in their 50s.
“There are 35 riders in all and about 64 entries in total, which is I think a record for the CEA certainly in Barbados … [COVID-19] made it difficult for us because we did not have a lot of competitions, we could not bring trainers in. I myself have a trainer here for a couple days this time but before that it was not easy.” (SB)